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  • WashPost Worries About Russian Listening Devices in the White House

    05/11/2017 8:00:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 11, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room."It is a good bet that Washington Post reporters Carol Morello and Greg Miller probably had the movie Dr. Strangelove on their minds either conciously or unconciously when they wrote their May 10 story/fantasy about the possibility that a Russian photographer could have planted a surveillance device in the White House Oval Office during a meeting there between President Donald Trump and Russian diplomats. Before we get to the reporters summoning up their inner General Buck Turgidson, let us revisit the Dr. Strangelove War Room scene in which Russian ambassador Alexi de Sadesky attempts...
  • Dr. StrangeTrump: Vox Compares Kubrick Film to Trump Administration

    02/18/2017 12:42:58 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 18, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Talk about a stretch! Or, better, make that a streeeeeeetch. Vox has started a new type of movie review in which they take a film  and try to correrelate it to current events. Since Vox, like the rest of the MSM, is absolutely obessed by President Trump, it is no big surprise that they will apply their TDS to the reviews starting with the current movie: "Dr. Strangelove." To read the review by Alissa Wilkinson you would think Stanley Kubrick's classic dark comedy should have been named "Dr. StrangeTrump or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Donald."...
  • Under the Radar

    01/05/2017 6:23:49 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-5-2016 | MOTUS
    Oh dear! Our weapons of mass destruction seem to be falling apart after years of neglect: B-52 Loses Engine While Flying Over North Dakota. I know UpNorthLurkin is safely lurkin’ in Arizona, butt I do hope that the rest of our ND contingent are okay; Bakken Wag, JLH and the rest.Now might be a good time to point out how opportune the election and impending inauguration of Donald J. Trump was. Given the state of readiness of our current armed forces under the watchful eye of Barry these past 8 years we need somebody who can MAGA. Because imagine if...
  • "Mein Führer...! I can walk!!"

    09/14/2016 6:25:17 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-14-2016 | MOTUS
    Here’s an article that accurately summarizes the state of media affairs in America (and by affairs, I mean “illicit”): CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Formally Comes Out as Pro-Hillary, Anti-Journalism.Serving only as video confirmation that 1) sexism is the new racism, 2) the media is snugly in bed with Hillary and 3) the media condones lying to the public as long as it is them doing the lying. All of which led to this Tweet. Narrative has gone from "Hillary is perfectly healthy, stop being sexist" to "FDR had Polio and was a good President" in less than 12 hours. — Ann...
  • Early 1960s Photo: "Nuclear Bomb! Fallout Shelter On Display Here! Public Invited"

    06/30/2013 11:46:00 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Early 1960s | Retronaut
  • No, a bunker will not save you from the Apocalypse

    06/15/2012 2:55:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 15, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    No, a bunker will not save you from the apocalypse Everybody talks about the apocalypse, but almost nobody actually prepares for it. But let's say you're one of the few visionaries who actually plans for every eventuality. You've been stashing your supplies. You've built a personal bunker, or you've purchased your own spot in a communal "survival suite." When the apocalypse finally comes — possibly later this year — will you really survive if you're locked inside a bunker? (Answer: No.) Protecting against any 2012 scenario A thriving industry exists to offer structures that will defend against a variety of...
  • (Weird History) In 1958 America Accidentally Dropped a Nuclear Weapon on Two Little Girls’ Playhouse

    04/24/2012 10:28:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 24, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    In 1958, America accidentally dropped a nuclear weapon on two little girls’ playhouse For certain rural residents of the Carolinas during the Cold War, apocalyptic anxiety hit disturbingly close to home. In 1958 and 1961, the American Air Force lost nuclear weapons over the skies of South and North Carolina, respectively, raining potential apocalypse on the folks below. In both incidents, complete catastrophe was avoided thanks to that ever-potent combination of foresight and unmitigated dumb luck. And in the former incident, the bomb fell square on some unsuspecting children's playhouse. The first accident occurred over Florence, South Carolina on March...
  • A list of unused titles for Dr. Strangelove, lifted from Stanley Kubrick’s notebooks

    04/16/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 16, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    A list of unused titles for Dr. Strangelove, lifted from Stanley Kubrick’s notebooks From the notebooks of Stanley Kubrick comes this most excellent list of movie titles that never saw the light of day, but were evidently considered for the film that Kubrick would eventually name Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. There are plenty of mentions of Dr. Strangelove, bombs, and even implications that one should love and cherish said "wonderful bomb," but you won't find the final title in this list. Still, it gives one pause to think how this movie...
  • Dr. Strangelove and Company

    01/25/2011 8:40:14 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 24, 2011 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    At the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention in Los Angeles this month, one of thousands of English professors gave a lecture on a popular film. Although millions have seen this particular movie, it may be safe to say that few of those viewers have examined Dr. Strangelove with the interpretation offered at the MLA. Dr. Joseph Litvak of Tufts University argued that Dr. Strangelove is not just a former Nazi, but that he is also a Jew—a claim Litvak makes based on somewhat questionable evidence (the doctor’s hair and crippled body, and the fact that his creators listed several...
  • McCain: Time to 'pull the trigger' with Iran [Title differs from article quote]

    04/14/2010 11:03:10 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 70 replies · 1,688+ views
    Washington - Senator John McCain says the United States has been backing away from a brewing fight with Iran, while that country moves ever closer to having nuclear weapons.McCain opened a Senate hearing Wednesday by saying that Iran will get the bomb unless the United States acts more boldly. Speaking figuratively, the Arizona Republican says the U.S. keeps pointing a loaded gun at Iran but failing to "pull the trigger."
  • Cap-And-Trade For Babies? Holdren, Cal Your Office)

    10/19/2009 8:01:17 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 760+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 19, 2009 | IBD Editorial staffl
    Earth: An environmental writer mainstreams an idea floating around the green fringe — save the earth by population control and give carbon credits to one-child families. Are we threatened by the patter of little carbon footprints? New York Times environmental writer Andrew Revkin participated in an Oct. 14 panel discussion on climate change with other media pundits titled "Covering Climate: What's Population Got To Do With It?" People who need people they are not. In a recently rediscovered book, "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," co-authored with Malthus fans Paul and Anne Ehrlich, Holdren wrote that families "contribute to general social deterioration...
  • Big turnout for the little Texan: Ron Paul at the U

    09/26/2009 2:18:01 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 172 replies · 3,512+ views
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | September 26, 2009 | Pat Doyle
    If you think speeches attacking the U.S. Federal Reserve couldn't excite a Friday night crowd on a college campus, think again. About 2,000 people -- students and older adults who were in the majority -- filled Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota to cheer libertarian Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican, as he joined Rep. Michele Bachmann to preach the gospel of a less powerful federal government. Before Bachmann, R-Minn., introduced Paul, she hailed legislation of his that would require a detailed audit of the Fed. The crowd jumped to its feet and roared approval. When she described the...
  • Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine

    09/22/2009 7:35:18 PM PDT · by justlurking · 48 replies · 5,856+ views
    2009-09-21 | Nicholas Thompson
    Link only, due to Wired's copyright complaints. Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday MachineI'm posting this without any text, because I think it's important. The "Doomsday" machine is apparently real, and still operational. Read the article for more details.
  • Tom Brokaw Compares Dick Cheney To Dr. Strangelove

    01/21/2009 8:53:51 AM PST · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 47 replies · 1,825+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 20, 2009 - 12:34 ET | By Geoffrey Dickens
    As Dick Cheney was literally rolled out of office, in a wheelchair due to a packing accident, Tom Brokaw had one final kick out the door for the Vice President as he compared him to Dr. Strangelove, the mad scientist title character from the film of the same name. During NBC News' live coverage of Tuesday's Inaugural ceremonies Brokaw made the following observation of Cheney as he was being ushered towards Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony at about 11:32am EST: TOM BROKAW: It's unfortunate for Vice President Cheney to have had this accident obviously, because there will be those who don't...
  • Rockwall Man Boasts Of Nuclear Reactor, But No Arrest Made (Garage Nuke In Texas?)

    01/10/2008 10:16:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies · 107+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | hursday, January 10, 2008 | JASON TRAHAN
    Rockwall man boasts of nuclear reactor, but no arrest made Thursday, January 10, 2008 By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News A 22-year-old Rockwall man's Internet boasts that he had made a mini-nuclear reactor in his garage resulted in a visit recently by federal authorities. Representatives with the FBI and the Texas Department of State Health Services' Radiation Control Program took away the man's science equipment on Friday – but not because he was doing anything dangerous or illegal. Rather, the man's parents, with whom he is living, asked that the equipment be removed, officials said. The man, who...
  • Rude Giuliani

    10/01/2007 2:56:12 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 79 replies · 208+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/01/2007 | John Fund
    A lot is going well for Rudy Giuliani's campaign. His fund raising is strong. He outstrips his GOP rivals in national polls. His speeches on taxes and health care were solid. He picked up some foreign-policy gravitas with a successful trip to London. But there is a fly in the ointment. Even members of Mr. Giuliani's own staff are appalled at how he handled the incident in which he answered a phone call from his wife, Judith, right in the middle of a nationally televised speech to the National Rifle Association. What was that about? Columnist Robert Novak cites "supporters...
  • Dr. Strangelove

    05/25/2007 7:22:02 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 41 replies · 1,151+ views
    me ^ | 5/25/07
    .......Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. I just watched it, again. Oh, for the 60s, when there was mass paranoia. To be a child in school where they told us that if a nuclear bomb went off, to hide under our desks. And who can forget being in a public place, never wanting to be very far from a nuclear fallout shelter. The good old days.
  • DOOMSDAY: UT professor says death is imminent

    04/01/2006 11:28:14 PM PST · by adiaireton8 · 237 replies · 7,305+ views
    The Gazette-Enterprise (Texas) ^ | April 2, 2006 | Jamie Mobley
    AUSTIN — A University of Texas professor says the Earth would be better off with 90 percent of the human population dead. “Every one of you who gets to survive has to bury nine,” Though his statements are admittedly bold, he’s not without abundant advocates. But what may set this revered biologist apart from other doomsday soothsayers is this: Humanity’s collapse is a notion he embraces. Indeed, his words deal, very literally, on a life-and-death scale, yet he smiles and jokes candidly throughout the lecture. Disseminating a message many would call morbid, Pianka’s warnings are centered upon awareness rather than...
  • After 60 years, debate over fluoride still rages

    07/24/2005 9:38:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 34 replies · 990+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 07.24.05 | COLLEEN DISKIN
    After 60 years, debate over fluoride still rages Sunday, July 24, 2005 The 30 or 40 patients who come through the Morris County dental office of Dr. Leonard Lawrence each week can get their teeth cleaned, drilled and filled. What they won't get is any fluoride - not in his cements, polishes or fillings.He doesn't even recommend fluoride toothpaste - just good brushing, flossing and eating habits - because he thinks its cavity-fighting claims aren't proven. "The basic knowledge about fluoride is that it is a poison," he said. "That's why there's a warning on the back of the toothpaste...
  • Hugh Hewitt on the The Tancredo Blunder

    07/18/2005 10:58:49 PM PDT · by Checkers · 184 replies · 2,269+ views ^ | 07/18/2005 Posted at 5:40 PM, Pacific | Hugh Hewitt
    The Tancredo Blunder Donald Sensing has all the links that really matter on the Tancredo blunder. (HT: StonesCryOut.) Pastor Sensing notes that I corrected the first post to specifically note that Congressman Tancredo talked of "bombing" Mecca, not "nuking" Mecca. The actual audio is available to anyone now at the website for WFLA 540 in Orlando. Note two things. First, Congressman Tancredo said that if we determined that "extremist fundamentalist Muslims" attacked the U.S. with nukes, then we should bomb Mecca. Why, he should be asked, if "extremist fundamentalist" Muslims are guilty would we declare war on all Muslims? Why...